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Spanish Classes

Garza Blanca offers Spanish classes every Wednesday and Sunday at 10:00am. Meet Tito, the Spanish teacher, in the lobby and he will take the group into Blanca Blue or outside to the terrace for the lesson.   Tito is also the guide for the hiking trips to the waterfall. He is very charismatic and a lot of fun, so make sure you seize the opportunity to meet him!   In the “Basic Spanish” class you will learn some beginner phrases such as: ¡Buénos días! – Good morning! ¿Cómo estás? – How are you? ¿Qué pasa? – What’s happening? Mi nombre es… – My name is … You will learn the alphabet and how all of the letters are pronounced, and you will learn a  lot more words and phrases. You will also get a worksheet to take home with you!   Fun fact: The Spanish alphabet has one additional letter that is not in the English alphabet: the ñ. Years ago there used to be 4 letters in the Spanish alphabet that are not in …

Picnic in the Mountains

Picnic in the Mountains

Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta offers a Picnic in the Mountains experience for couples or families, complete with gourmet delights and breathtaking views of the jungle and the ocean from our viewing platform above Garza Blanca Resort on the jungle preserve. This is an experience not to be missed! Our butler will pack a picnic lunch for you and escort you up a mountain trail to the picnic area. The butler will prepare the picnic for you and schedule a time to pick you up, and then leave you and your family alone to eat and enjoy the natural surroundings and wildlife in peace. We have updated the menu for the picnic, making it more extensive, selective and avant-garde. This is a great activity for foodies! The new menu includes gourmet cheeses and berries, guacamole, green salad with vegetables, and several delicious baguette style sandwiches. Choose from options such as vegetarian, chicken and spinach, Italian style cold cuts, prosciutto, goat cheese and olive oil, and smoked salmon. Enjoy beer, wine or juices, and for dessert choose …

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Sierra Lago – Magic in the Mountains

There is a destination just outside of Puerto Vallarta that is so beautiful, it will take your breath away! Imagine cool, crisp mountain air and lakeside cabins with spectacular forest views. Garza Blanca Residence Club Members have access to this breathtaking destination through your points-based membership. The Crowning Jewel of Mascota The town of Mascota, Jalisco is a 2-hour drive east of Puerto Vallarta, in the Sierra Madre mountains, and Sierra Lago Resort is the crowning jewel of the area, located in the mountains outside of Mascota. The serene, high altitude mountain resort sits on the forested Lake Juanacatlán at 7,200 feet above sea level. The resort features 27 luxurious lakeside cabins ranging from hacienda style to ultraluxe, which provide the opportunity for lounging in luxury in an environment conducive to relaxation and inspiration. Tucked away from civilization, so close to heaven you almost feel like you can touch the clouds, where it seems that time has stopped completely, everything is calm, peaceful, quiet, and beautiful. When you arrive, the landscape opens up before your …

Christmas Dinner and New Year’s Eve Party

Experience the holiday season this year at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta! Whether your family is wishing for total relaxation and pampering at the spa, or extreme adventure and water sports, Garza Blanca has it all. Deliver the gifts of sun and fun to your family this Christmas! Christmas in Paradise Exchange your white Christmas 2018 for a spirited Mexico getaway with a touch of class at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, and give your family the gift of unforgettable experiences this Christmas! Start planning now for an epic family adventure, and give them something to look forward to. Puerto Vallarta is known for its spectacular beaches, lush jungles, and outdoor sporting activities. Garza Blanca is the perfect blend of upscale family friendly that will serve as a luxurious and comfortable home base for you and your family this Christmas as you adventure in paradise! This year we have a spectacular Christmas Dinner planned that you can your family can enjoy. Come feast with us this Christmas, …

Planning Ahead for Christmas and New Years

Christmas at Garza Blanca It’s not too early to start thinking about the holidays! Why not plan on exchanging your White Christmas this year for a spirited Mexico getaway with a touch of class at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa? Give your family the gift of an unforgettable experience this Christmas in Puerto Vallarta! Puerto Vallarta is known for its spectacular beaches and lush jungles that offer plenty of family friendly activities for all ages. Whether you prefer water sports like paddleboarding or kayaking to Los Arcos natural preserve, or taking a moment to enjoy a full treatment in the Spa, Garza Blanca is the perfect blend of upscale family friendly that will serve as a luxurious and comfortable home base for you and your family this Christmas as you adventure in paradise. New Year’s Eve Parties Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai are each having their own spectacular New Year’s Eve parties this year. Garza Blanca’s theme is “Latin Fever.” The party will take place at the Panoramic Pool, and will feature a buffet …

Wellness Festival at Garza Blanca in December

Garza Blanca Residence Club members who love taking good care of themselves and dedicating time to their mind, body and spirit will be pleased to hear that the annual wellness event will return in December this year. Wellness 2018 will continue in a similar form to the previous editions, taking place over two weeks in December. Wellness 2018 The annual wellness event is hosted by Spa Imagine and is dedicated to well-being and health, providing a host of activities, guest speakers and a special wellness package, the details of which will be announced in the coming weeks. Spa Imagine will be treating members and guests staying at Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai to a series of workshops, talks, yoga lessons, meditation sessions and more. Many of the activities will be free of charge, although members will be able to purchase a special Wellness Package that will include additional privileges (details to be released soon). Balance and Beauty The events and activities on offer will all seek to inspire beauty, balance and health on both an …

Book Now for Thanksgiving 2018 or 2019

Being able to get away with the family for the Holidays is one of the many joys members have. We look forward to welcoming you at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa for a spectacular Thanksgiving escape.   Members and hotel guests joining us this year for Thanksgiving will be able to enjoy a special Thanksgiving celebration at Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge as we remember all the reasons we have to be thankful. Booking during the Holiday Season Thanksgiving week is one of the six Holiday Season weeks which correspond with the most popular times of year to visit. With such high demand you will need to book as soon as possible, up to 24 months ahead of time. You may only make reservations for seven consecutive nights, with check-in on a Saturday or Sunday and you may not use banked, borrowed or accelerated points during this time.   The Holiday Season weeks are: President’s Week
 Two Weeks of Easter
 Thanksgiving Week
 Christmas Week
 New Year’s Week
 The best way to make sure you have …

Romantic Dinners

Want to treat that special person in your life to a romantic dinner on the beach with all the trimmings? We’ve got two options for you!   Even when vacationing with all the family or groups of friends, you can add a touch of romance to your getaway at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa by booking a special meal through your concierge at pre-arrival or directly at the resort when you arrive. This tailored meal for two will certainly bring romance to your vacation. Candlelit Dinner for Two Garza Blanca Resort & Spa offers two options for a three-course romantic dinner for two, both of which are served in a lovely private spot on the beach with either a bottle of wine or champagne.   Romantic Dinner This three-course meal comes with a choice of appetizers, either salad or shrimp bisque, followed by a choice of steak, salmon or a vegetarian option. For dessert, enjoy chocoflan. Served with a bottle of house red or white wine. Romantic Dinner – 300 USD per couple Click here …

Packing Tips – Dress Codes at Garza Blanca Preserve’s Restaurants

Everyone from fashion gurus to farmhands love to look their best on vacation, and taking a trip to Puerto Vallarta certainly offers plenty of excuses to dress up in your finery. Whether you are hitting the beach in your favorite new bathing suit or dressing up for a plush dinner out, you are sure to want to pack to impress on your next vacation to Garza Blanca Resort & Spa or Hotel Mousai. The Dress Codes at Garza Blanca Preserve’s Restaurants With a range of fabulous on-site restaurants to explore, you will be treated to a delicious dining experience at every meal during your getaway in paradise. Each dining venue at Garza Blanca Preserve has its own unique style and theme, and therefore each has its own individual dress code.   Read on to find out what is acceptable attire at each restaurant so you can pack to for the occasion. Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge The resort’s elegant waterfront venue currently features a menu of Mexican avant-garde masterpieces which will give you a delicious …

Delicious New Room Service Menu

One of the highlights of going on vacation is all of the incredible cuisine you get to indulge in while you are away from home. At Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, all of your dining experiences are bound to be delicious, even when you just wish to relax and enjoy some time in the privacy of your own suite. Thankfully, there is a new room service menu now available to satisfy your cravings and offer you more dining options than ever before. Whether you are in the mood for some quiet contemplation as you take in the magnificent views of Banderas Bay or wish to have a movie or game night in with your loved ones, nothing beats the convenience of room service.   Variety is the spice of life Just because you decide to dine in with room service doesn’t mean that your meal has to be boring. In fact, spending the extra time in the comfort of your own suite may end up being one of the most delightful parts of your vacation. …